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An English Country Garden (My Version) - Poem by VICTORIA GEORGE

I have adapted this classic song:

How many kinds of sweet flowers grow
In an English country garden?
I’ll tell you now of some that I know
Those I miss I hope you’ll pardon

Wet underfoot and leaves covered in soot
In an English country garden
Newspapers torn and strewn across the lawn
In an English country garden

Ice cream cups and sticky buns
Burger trays and chewing gum
Lots of used coke cans in amongst it all
They’re young and they’re free
And they break off all the trees
In an English country garden

Litter, garbage in the yards
Little doggies calling cards
One scraggy rosebud peering through the weeds
Well I’ll tell you if I dare
The council’s just don’t care
In an English country garden

copyright Victoria George

Comments about An English Country Garden (My Version) by VICTORIA GEORGE

  • (3/4/2018 10:11:00 AM)

    Hi I have just heard a Rolf Harris version of this on You Tube. Did you write the lyrics for him? There is also another version, going back to the early 1960s and I think another folk singer had a hit in the UK with it. I do hope you are getting paid royalties if you did write the lyrics, because the songs are getting a lot of playing on You Tube. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/4/2018 10:09:00 AM)

    I have just heard Rolf Harris version of this on You Tube. Did you write the lyrics for him? There was another singer back int he 1960s who also sang it. I do hope you are getting the royalties as both songs are getting a lot of plays on You Tube! (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (5/24/2014 2:59:00 PM)

    I like your poems, nostalgia, humor and now community-service, enjoyable any way you put it. Read mine – Mitigation –
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  • (7/8/2008 11:02:00 AM)

    ciggie butts are the number one unwanted item in my yard.. Tobacco companies should be sued for creating a public nuisance. and the folks who toss them.. well, I'll bite my tongue - this is a family website.. (Report) Reply

  • (6/21/2008 11:45:00 AM)

    You paint a very vivid picture Victoria
    unforunatly its also very true in some places
    do you remember the beautiful little train stations with hanging baskets of flowers
    oh! how i long for that bygone age sometimes
    a great write, regards Bob
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  • Ernestine Northover (6/21/2008 10:00:00 AM)

    Isn't it sad that people cannot now appreciate the beauty of 'The English Country Garden'. I cannot also understand their thinking it is alien to me. Well captured subject here, very enjoyable write albeit about litter and waste. Ha!
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 21, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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